How many web browsers do you run on your computer? Two? Three? Four at most? I have three on mine. IE (because it's there), Firefox (because I like the add-ons) and Chrome (because I can do without Firefox's add-on bloat sometimes).
Now how many web browsers do you have installed on your phone? Two at most, I imagine.
I have five.
- Opera Mini
- Dolphin Mini
- The built-in Android browser
- Firefox Mobile (which I've decided recently to uninstall)
I also used to have Opera Mobile until I uninstalled it out of sheer confusion, and some of my apps have built-in browsers too, such as Pocket and my password manager.
It sounds crazy and it is. So why do I have so many? Because I actually need each of them for a slightly different purpose! I haven't even listed other browsers built into apps which I don't use very much.
Dolphin is good when you want to be able to switch between device profiles easily and do other somewhat fancy things, but it's not always necessary. I like Opera because it's fast. I absolutely hate it sometimes for the way it clears its cache when I come back to it from another app. I use the built-in Android browser only to log on to (some) wi-fi hotspots. And Firefox Mobile is (was) nice but too bloaty for my poor obsolete-after-two-years phone.
So, yes, it really is crazy to have this problem. Essentially good enough browsers (except, um, one) have existed for PCs for a long time. Why not the mobile too?